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Upcoming Auditions and Theater Productions

Upcoming Auditions and Theater Productions

Reese Hill, Reporter

February 25, 2019


Filed under A & E, SHOWCASE, Theater

Multiple opportunities for teens to audition for community theater shows are approaching.  Many productions will be performed in the Coralville-Iowa City area soon as well. City Circle Acting Company's annual teen show is holding auditions March 4, 5, and 6. On March 1 the title of the musical will...

Three City Speech Groups Make All-State

Three City Speech Groups Make All-State

Carly Weigel, Reporter

February 11, 2019


Filed under A & E, SHOWCASE, Theater

On Saturday, February 2nd, three speech groups from City High made All-State at the speech state competition at Kennedy High in Cedar Rapids. The groups nominated were two 10-minute acting ensembles, Controlling Interest [Anna Gayley '22, Charles Faden '22, Egan Smith '21, Shoshanna Hemley '21, Tim...

Les Miserables Auditions Approaching

Les Miserables Auditions Approaching

Reese Hill, Reporter

January 11, 2019


Filed under A & E, SHOWCASE, Theater

The City High drama department is currently preparing for their rendition of the Tony Award-winning pop operatic musical Les Miserables. A behemoth of a show with a large orchestra, demanding set, and challenging music, it also requires a whopping cast. Auditions for Les Miserables will be held January 22nd ...

Fall One-Act Play Auditions Approaching

Fall One-Act Play Auditions Approaching

Reese Hill, Reporter

August 28, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Theater

This fall, City High Drama is trying something new. The drama department is producing multiple comedic one-acts instead of a full-length play, and auditions are approaching fast. "It's a really fun experience," Zoë Miller '19, who has been in two City High shows, said. "I think anyone and everyone...

Somewhere That’s Green

Somewhere That’s Green

Zoë Miller and Theo Prineas

May 3, 2018


Filed under A & E, Musicals, SHOWCASE, Theater

The spinning stage turned to reveal a huge plant that spoke, sang, and ate people. Bringing this monstrosity to life from the inside, Clara Froeschner ‘18 controlled its movements, while its powerful voice, sung by of Amadou Sanogo ‘18, filled the theater. “Aside from hot, claustrophobic, and very ...

Featured Talent: Ian Allen

Featured Talent: Ian Allen

Reese Hill, Reporter

February 19, 2018


Filed under A & E, Theater

Locally known for his vibrant singing chops and savvy makeup skills, Ian Allen ‘21 is making a name for himself at City High as a multi-talented star.  With a flashing personality and an exuberant smile, Allen steals the spotlight whenever he crosses the stage. “I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t...

Little Shop of Horrors Auditions Approaching

Little Shop of Horrors Auditions Approaching

Reese Hill, Reporter

January 10, 2018


Filed under A & E, Musicals, SHOWCASE, Theatre

This year's spring musical production, Little Shop of Horrors, is preparing to hold auditions. Anyone interested in being involved is encouraged to try out. An informational meeting will be held in Room 1510 on Tuesday, January 23rd at 4:10 p.m. A musical vocal workshop will be held the following day, Jan...

Featured Talent: Lauren Rude

Featured Talent: Lauren Rude

Reese Hill, Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under A & E, SHOWCASE, Theatre

During the day, Lauren Rude '20 may appear like any average student, focused on school and remaining a courteous member of the City High community.  But by night, she dons a costume, makeup, and gets up on stage, where she leads an ensemble of thespians in musical storytelling performance.  Rude is ...

City High Takes Field Trip to Chicago’s Hamilton

City High Takes Field Trip to Chicago’s Hamilton

Reese Hill, Reporter

October 1, 2017


Filed under A & E, Theatre

When the opportunity to see one of the hottest Broadway shows in Chicago arose, a group of City High students did not throw away their shot. Some of the students had never listened to the soundtrack and some knew it by heart, but none could give up the chance to see Hamilton in real time. Eng...

Additional Showing of the Diary of Anne Frank Added

Additional Showing of the Diary of Anne Frank Added

Victor Kalil and Eden Knoop

April 28, 2017


Filed under A & E, SHOWCASE, Theater

Following popular demand and high ticket sales, the Iowa City Community Theatre has added an additional Saturday afternoon showing of their production of the Diary of Anne Frank. This production is special to Serena Collins '18, who stars as Anne Frank, a young girl who records her experience during...

Little Hawks in the Little Mermaid

Little Hawks in the Little Mermaid

Reese Hill, Reporter

April 27, 2017


Filed under A & E, Musicals, SHOWCASE, Theater

For the past few months, student actors from across Iowa City have been feverishly preparing their audition material for the upcoming teen musical at City Circle Acting Company, The Little Mermaid.  Almost 100 aspiring performers auditioned in late March, with City High students making up on...

Switching the Wrestling Mat for the Spotlight

Switching the Wrestling Mat for the Spotlight

Olivia DeNeice and Ellie Evans

February 2, 2017


Filed under A & E, Show choir, SPORTS, Theater, Theatre

He switched the wrestling mat for the spotlight. In the short time since his debut into the arts, the Iowa wrestling coach's son, Tommy Brands '19, has made his mark on the City High Music and Drama Department. “I did wrestling for two years and enjoyed it, but it wasn’t what I wanted to do,” Brands said in reference to his past, short-l...

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